Where Will You Find the Hidden City Next?



Saturday June 3rd 2017 at 7:00pm

Music Notation / Astronomical Notation Exhibition from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Followed by nocturnal observatory star gazing

Pre-Concert Conversation Justine Haupt, astroengineer and George Cork Maul, composer at 6:30pm

Music Program:

Psappha by Iannis Xenakis

Toucher by Vinko Globokar.  Text from the play “Galileo Galilei” by Bertold Brecht

Percussionist: Brian Smith

followed by real-time composition by The Hidden City Orchestra

The Hidden City Orchestra is an ever-shifting ensemble of musicians, painters and performance artists who perform real-time compositions, live music to silent film, music to spoken word and many other unusual and interesting projects. Anything is possible as The Hidden City Orchestra dwells in the realm of possibility.

An after-concert reception will be held for the audience in collaboration with North Fork Chocolate Company and Laurel Lake Vineyards


Custer Institute Astronomical Observatory
1115 Bayview Ave, Southold, NY 11971 

Tickets $35, available online at www.ritesmusic.org until 1 hour before performance, when they will be available at the door.



Recent Concerts

Hidden City OrchestraThe Hidden City Orchestra will be performing a two-part concert series, “Order Masquerading as Chaos,” on Oct. 29 & 30, 2016, at two magical venues on the far East End of Long Island.

We’ve begun by introducing artists from a multitude of disciplines — sound and visual sculptors, dancers, concert pianists, painters and poets — and seeing what kind of chaos emerges.

Then, from that boiling soup of talent, we extract threads of the DNA of the creative process, an ever-more-linked series of serendipitous events, the kind of which have always made HCO greater than the sum of its parts.

The series kicks off at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church, 32 North Ferry Road on Shelter Island on Oct. 29 at 8 p.m., followed by a performance at Orient’s Poquatuck Hall on Oct. 30 at 4 p.m.

Tickets are $12 to the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church concert and $20 to the concert at Poquatuck Hall.

Guest performers include concert pianist Paolo Bartolani, painters Alan Bull and Christopher Maiorana, vibraphonist Fabrizio D’Antonio, dancer Susan Blacklocke, light sculptor Clayton Orehek, sound sculptors The Smiths and other special guests, including the audience.

We will also be paying tribute to the strange absence this week of Orient poet Billy Hands …

Tickets are available on Eventbrite here.

Presenting The Release of Little Easter

Our new CD, “Little Easter,” was recorded on March 28, 2016, the day after Easter, in New Suffolk, New York.

The day after Easter is known as Pasquetta, or Little Easter, in certain parts of Italy. On that day you must go with your family on a picnic, but it usually rains. A bad band (bandaccia) is required to play. And the festivities are capped with the rolling of a wheel of cheese down the cobblestones.


little easter front cover


Little Easter, is now available for sale in both CD and USB flash drive format — Find us at a concert and we will upload more secret tracks and messages to your flash drive!

Little Easter — CD $10  (+$2/US Shipping)



Little Easter stick


Little Easter — Watertight Steel 4Gb Flash Drive — $10  (+$2/US Shipping)



Little Easter was mixed and recorded by larry moser and produced under the auspices of the United States Department of Music. The performers are:

george cork maul: keyboards
jeannie woelker: cello
terry keevil: oboe, recorders
fabrizio d’antonio: vibraphone, pig iron, other percussion